Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song, exploring the place of multiculturalism and ethnic co-existence in an increasingly post-cultural, trans-idiomatic cultural space. Evangelista’s music has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” a “near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock” (Tiny Mix Tapes). This complex, powerful aesthetic fosters an “otherworldly experience” that is “completely original” (Eugene Weekly).
GREX: NEW SONGS IN THE NORTHWEST
March 23, Olympia, WA, 8pm, Grex w/Sister Girlfriend, Shadows (at Deadbeat)
March 24, Portland, OR, 7pm, Grex w/Electro-Kraken, Mat Vuksinich, Tim DuRoche (at The Waypost)
March 25, Eugene, OR, 9pm, Grex w/Mood Area 52 (at Sam Bond's Garage)
March 26, Seattle, WA, 9pm, Grex w/Sister Girlfriend, Honey Noble, Levi Gillis (at Kremwerk)
Grex hits the Northwest for an exciting series of dates with some of the region's best and brightest in rock, modern jazz, and progressive sound. The trio will be premiering music from its soon-to-be-recorded new record--songs and ideas that have been in the workshop for over a year. More details HERE.
NEW GREX ALBUM RELEASED!!
New 10 track album by Karl's trio GREX - available on LP, CD, & digital download
The DEBUT album of Grex's trio configuration and the first release on BRUX Records - Cutting-edge Art Rock/Free Jazz
NOW AVAILABLE ON LP & CD AND FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD at grex.bandcamp.com
Monster Music is Grex's debut trio album and the group's first release in a dual digital/LP format. This incomparably creative, dynamic document is the first to capture the band's current brand of free jazz-inflected pop/rock.
Track Listing: Toy Time, Christmas Song, Romancing Stone, Mole Cricket, Love Song, Hurdles, Up Popped the Snake, Guinea (Don Cherry), Friday, Little Wicka Big Feet
OTHER SELECTED SHOWS:
April 6, 2015, 8:30pm Monday Jazz at the Make-Out: Beak, Instagon, The SPA (Make-Out Room, San Francisco, CA)
April 26, 2015, 7:30pm Karl Evangelista's Song & Dance Trio (SIMM Series, San Francisco, CA)
April 29, 2015, 9pm Grex w/Jack O' the Clock, Dirty Snacks (El Rio, San Francisco, CA)